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Classics Graduate Student Guide

Selected key resources, with suggestions for where to find more.

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Tufts Classics

Classical Studies and Archaeology Research Guide

Assembled by Professor Joanne Phillips. An extremely comprehensive guide to relevant resources at Tufts and on the web.

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L'année philologique

L'année philologique is the standard index to classical scholarship. An annual bibliography of books, articles, dissertations, it covers essentially everything significant published in any language on ancient history, archaeology, or literature worldwide. Covers 1924-2009 as of fall 2012. It usually runs about three years behind the current date, though some journals are now adding more current articles.

Note: L'année transliterates Greek into Beta Code, which is a holdover from when computers couldn't be relied upon to accurately display or type in non-Roman alphabets (which almost every kind of computer has since 2001). The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae uses this format as well, and describes the rules. *PA/NTA KALA/ is actually Πάντα καλά. So if you're looking for a Greek technical term, it's probably just hiding.

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